Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2016)—Jesse Parker, a production sound mixer from Los Angeles-based location and post-production audio company ToneMesa, Inc., was on board with equipment from DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom when production on the upcoming action thriller Altitude took flight.
“I recorded the entire movie on a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, two Wisycom MCR42 receivers, four Wisycom MTP41 transmitters and DPA d:screet 4061 and d:dicate 4017B shotgun microphones,” says Parker. “I never would have needed more than four wireless inputs or one boom, so the 633 was a great fit that also allowed me to carry less weight. It was the perfect tool for the job.
Starring Denise Richards, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell and Greer Grammer, Altitude is about a team of thieves who hijack an airliner in search of diamonds stolen from them by a former cohort. “On a majority of movies, the production uses a lot more inputs, which in turn requires big rigs with full cartridge systems. With Altitude, there were only a couple of people on camera at any given time, primarily due to the space confinement of the entire movie taking place inside of an airplane. It was easy for me to put the 633 in a bag with two Wisycom receivers. My footprint was very small and I could get in and out of the extremely tight set. The 633 was the clear choice,” says Parker.
“The d:screet 4061s are so versatile, there are so many applications you can use them for. The d:dicate 4017B was great for extending my reach during any of the tight shots, giving me the ability to capture pristine dialogue,” he says.
“I chose Wisycom for this production because my devices have never failed me on any project, and I knew timing was going to be a big issue,” he adds.